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Disk cleanup for Windows 10 cumulative updates

This article provides an update to clean disk space for Windows 10 cumulative updates, and it fixes some disk space issues. Before you install this update, note the restart requirement.

About this update

Because Windows 10 updates are cumulative, content from previous updates remains on the hard disk and unnecessarily consumes space. This update forces the removal of outdated cumulative updates and enables the regularly scheduled component cleanup task to free up disk space.

Note Disk space is not reclaimed immediately after you install this update.
After Windows 10 cumulative updates are installed, you experience a reduction in available disk space that is greater than you expect. A lack of available disk space can prevent systems from receiving future Windows updates or upgrades.
How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
File Information
The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

Additional file information

x86 Windows 10

File propertyValue
File nameX86_955bd5744c4fed9ffda5e43a9dd32c1a_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_5c01a40a3bc5f1ec.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size704
Date (UTC)06-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)01:13
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-cleanupcu_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_36a9fd25a66ac92b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size839
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)08:50
PlatformNot applicable

x64 Windows 10

File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_26e7f34a25c4d1eb1613a205d22a3c19_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_e3a462915e8b5244.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size708
Date (UTC)06-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)01:26
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-cleanupcu_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.10240.16718_none_92c898a95ec83a61.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size841
Date (UTC)05-Feb-2016
Time (UTC)10:03
PlatformNot applicable

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Article ID: 3125217 - Last Review: 04/12/2016 19:54:00 - Revision: 1.0

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